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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Resist a confrontation with that irksome person. The matter will soon blow over anyway. Meanwhile, channel your high Arian energy into areas with more positive potential.

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TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The innovative Bovine finds a creative way to resolve a sensitive domestic problem by midweek. A former colleague returns with an intriguing business suggestion.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Despite an occasional setback, workplace pressures should continue to ease through most of the week. This would be a good time to plan that long-delayed trip.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) An unexpected critical statement from someone you trust could catch you momentarily off guard. But you soon recover your equilibrium and rise to the challenge.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) The sage Sagittarian quickly recognizes an opportunity when she or he sees it, especially if it's one you've been planning for. Take aim and go for it.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might feel you can handle a new project on your own. But advice from someone with experience could help you avoid possibly costly as well as time-consuming obstacles.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The Sea Goat's unique insight guides you as you check out a questionable situation. Your efforts should prove rewarding for you and your many supporters.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Waiting for others to make decisions is difficult for the take-charge Lion. But by week's end, you should hear news that will help you regain control of the situation.

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VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your superjudgmental side could dominate the week unless you try to keep it in check. Otherwise you risk offending people, including some who are very close to you.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The best way to resolve those remaining problems is to ask others for help. They'll be happy to do so, especially when you agree to share the credit for a job well done.

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Live music Open Mic & Acoustic Jam • Tehachapi Every Wednesday night, music and poetry, at 7 p.m. at Fiddlers Crossing, 206 East “F” St., 823-9994. Sign up to perform at the door. La Bella Amore Italian Bistro • Tehachapi 209 S. Green St., 822-7419 • Grim Bernhoft, first Friday • Guy and Debbie Martin, first Saturday • Alicia Hansen, second Friday • Geezers on the Loose, second Saturday • Craig Shaw, third Friday • Grim Bernhoft, third Saturday • Pat Strong Trio, fourth Friday • Jug Band, fourth Saturday Apple Shed • Tehachapi Music provided during dinner hours, 333 E Tehachapi Blvd. Call 823-8333 for their current schedule of musicians. 58 Restaurant & Bar • Tehachapi 480 Steuber Rd., 822-9992 • Ladies Night Manic Mondays, 80's music 5 to 8pm • Spanish Music, Saturdays Pacino’s Spaghetti Factory • Tehachapi 1100 West Tehachapi Blvd., 822-9400. • Tehachapi Idol show auditions April 13 and 20, at noon. Dog House Saloon • Tehachapi 777 West Tehachapi Blvd., 8224200. • Controlled Chaos Saturday, April 13; 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. • No Strings Attached Saturday, April 27; 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Sagebrush Cafe • Lancaster Live music first Friday of each month. 42104 50th St. West,

Concerts Fiddlers Crossing • Tehachapi 206 East “F” St. Tickets: Mountain Music, 206 East “F” St.; The Apple Shed, 333 E. Tehachapia Blvd; or call 823-9994. (Unless otherwise noted) For more information: • Dana Hubbard Blues, Folk, Americana, April 6, 7 p.m. • Bruce Molsky April 19, 7 p.m., Old time fiddler and multi-instrumentalist, at St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 1200 S. Curry St. • Brian Finnegan and William Coulter, Irish Flute & Guitar duo, Friday, May 3, 7p.m. • Juni Fisher, Cowgirl balladeer, May 10, 7 p.m. • Laurence Juber guitarist extraordinaire, June 9, 3 p.m. Pacino’s Spaghetti Factory • Tehachapi 1100 West Tehachapi Blvd., 822-9400. • British Mania Beatles Tribute Band April 6; 7 p.m. $39.95 Crystal Palace • Bakersfield 2620 Buck Owens Blvd. Tickets: (Call (661) 328-7560 or visit ml for upcoming shows.) Rabobank Theatre • Bakersfield 1001 Truxtun Ave. Tickets: Rabobank Arena box office or, 8527300, (Unless otherwise noted) • Harmonia Alert! April 13, 8 p.m. • Jim Willer in “Feelin’ Groovy” April 14, 3 p.m. Lancaster Performing Arts • Lancaster 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. For schedule and tickets go to: Maturango Museum • Ridgecrest 100 E. Las Flores Ave. Information

and concert schedule: 760-375-6900, The Fox Theatre • Bakersfield 2001 H. St. Tickets: • Merle Haggard April 13, 8 p.m. • Brian Regan April 14, 7 p.m.

Karaoke & D.J. and Line Dancing Domingo’s Mexican & Seafood Restuarant • Tehachapi 7-11 p.m., every Wednesday, 20416 Highway 202, 822-7611. Tehachapi Mountain Pub & Brewery • Tehachapi Ladies Night & DJ, 7-10 p.m., every Wednesday, 20717 South Street. 822-0788. Dog House Saloon • Tehachapi DJ Diablo, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday (unless noted in Live Entertainment above) 9 p.m. close. 777 West Tehachapi Blvd. 8224200. 58 Restaurant & Bar • Tehachapi 480 Steuber Rd., 822-9992. • Line Dancing Thursdays, beginners 6 to 7 p.m., regulars 7 to 9 p.m. • Karaoke Fridays, 8 p.m. to Closing. P-Dubs Grille & Bar • Stallion Springs 27725 Stallion Springs Dr., 8227777 • Line dancing every Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. City Slickers• Tehachapi 1001 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 8224939 • Line dancing every Wednesday and Sunday night, 7 to 9 p.m.

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Ridgecrest becomes festival city in April Spring came early this year and little buds of wildflowers have made their appearance. On the April 13-15 weekend, Ridgecrest will kick off California Native Plant Week and celebrate nature's beauty with the multi-venue Second Annual Ridgecrest Desert Wildflower Festival. Activities will include the Annual Wildflower Show at the Maturango Museum Friday through noon Monday, tours to wildflower locations, a geocaching event staged from Carriage Inn, magician Gerald Schiller at the Carriage Inn Saturday evening, tours of the China Lake Naval Museum, "Northstar Session" concert, classic car show, beer and wine tasting, stagecoach rides and professional wrestling at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds, photo contest and lectures at the Historic USO Building, a special high tea at My Enchanted Cottage Tea Shop, refreshments at Red Rock Books, The city of Ridgecrest will and plant sale, arts, crafts, food and other venkick off “California Native Plant Week” with the annual dors at Kerr McGee Center. Desert Wildflower Festival, April 13 through 15. According to Ridgecrest Area Convention ers Club, and over 100 for the Sierra Club. Says and Visitors Bureau (RACVB) Director Doug Lueck, Nichols, “When we’ve had good conditions the previ"Last year we set out to create a signature event that ous winter, the hillsides can fill up with color. Other would bring people to Ridgecrest. Our website drew years may not explode with abundance, but even then, visitors from 13 countries and 35 states, the Carriage you can find the most beautiful arrangement of tiny, Inn's geocaching event brought 66 teams to the Indidelicate flowers clustered together. Plus, you’ve got an Wells Valley for the weekend, and the Maturango the scenery. A cactus here. A ghost town there. And Museum, Historic USO Building and China Lake US vistas reaching into distant horizon everywhere.” Naval Museum of Armament and Technology recordA few booths are still available for arts, crafts, food ed more than double their usual attendance for comand other vendors. For information about them or parable weekends." other aspects of the festival, phone the Ridgecrest Among participants, Sierra Odyssey Custom Tours Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, 800 847 4830 owner Jim Nichols looks forward to taking people to and or visit favorite areas. Nichols has escorted groups for the China Lake Photographic Society, the California Writ-

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Cody Steinbach has a wealth of experience in the theatre arts. He's been a director, stage manager, tech, and actor in over 20 shows. Now, as a third-year Tehachapi High School advanced drama student, Steinbach is directing one of his favorite stories, "Anne of Green Gables." He has thrown himself into the project with lots of energy and enthusiasm and has chosen this play to direct because he feels audiences enjoy its message. As a student director who carries the responsibility of working with the other students, Steinbach said that the students in the play have truly stepped up their game and are becoming better than I could have ever predicted. He describes the lead role of


Cody Steinbach, at right, is the student director for Tehachapi High School’s Advance Drama production of “Anne of Green Gables,” April 4, 5, 6; 7 p.m., and matinees on April 6 and 7; 2 p.m. Anne, played by Sidney Marchiano, as "adorable, bubbly, and blooming." Performances will be at 7 p.m. on April 4, 5, and 6. There are also two matinees at 2 p.m. on

Saturday, April 6 and Sunday April 7 at Tehachapi High School, 801 South Dennison Rd. Tickets are $4 dollars for students with A.S.B cards and $6 for general admission. All

proceeds go to assist students in purchasing materials for future performances. School is located 801 Dennison Rd. For more information phone (661) 822-2130.


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Fiddlers Crossing brings back fiddler Bruce Molsky BY DEBORAH HAND CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Bruce Molsky is considered by many to be the premier oldtime fiddler in the world. He played to a sold-out audience in Fiddlers Crossing in 2010, so this return engagement will be in a larger venue, St. Jude’s in the Mountains Anglican Church. Everyone who enjoys or performs in “Fiddling Down the Tracks,” Tehachapi’s annual fiddle contest, will want to attend this concert on April 19 as well as a workshop, April 20. And not only fiddlers! Molsky is also a master at singing while playing the fiddle – a rare art today – as well as a virtuoso on banjo and guitar. The one-time engineer from The Bronx has been called, “the defining virtuoso of Appalachia’s timeless folk

music traditions.” Although a native New Yorker, Molsky fell in love with old-time music as a teenager. He spent time in Virginia in the 1970s, learning from some of the old master fiddlers and seeing how the music fit into people’s lives. To Molsky, the appeal of traditional music is that it is “real people’s music. It’s the honest expression of life as we all live it.” Rob Simonds, executive director of the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, says the key to Molsky’s enormous appeal as a live performer is “that unique blend of virtuoso and humble, nice guy that is irresistible to audiences.” In his twenty-year career performing solo or with some of the world’s greatest traditional musicians, Molsky has performed in Lincoln Center, in Ire-

Bruce Molsky will give an Old-Time Fiddle workshop on Saturday, April 20, from 10 p.m. to noon. The workshop will be hands-on for string players (fiddle, viola and cello players), but is open to anyone who would like to learn more about the music. The workshop is scheduled to be held at 10 p.m. in Fiddlers Crossing, 206 East “F” Street. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., and coffee is included in the price. Tickets and workshop reservations are available at Mountain Music or by calling 823-9994.


Old-time fiddler and multi-instrumentalist, Bruce Molsky, will perform on April 19 at St. Jude’s, 1200 Curry St., and will teach the string players workshop on April 20 at Fiddlers Crossing, 206 East “F” St. land’s National Concert Hall, England’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, and other prestigious venues. He has been a guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, and a teacher at numerous fiddle camps, including those run by Alasdair Fraser, Jay Ungar and Mark O’Connor. Tickets are $20 for the concert, $25 for the workshop, or

$40 for both, and are available at Mountain Music, 206 E F Street, and The Apple Shed. “Auditors” who just want to watch and listen to the workshop are welcome for a $15 fee. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the concert, which starts at 7 p.m. Doors open for the 10 a.m. to noon workshop at 9:30 a.m. As always, coffee, tea and good-

ies are included in the price of the tickets. St. Jude’s is at 1200 So. Curry Street. The workshop is scheduled for Fiddlers Crossing, but may be held in St. Jude’s, as well, if more seating is needed. For more information, call 823-9994, or visit, or the Fiddlers Crossing facebook page.


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Beekay Theatre • Tehachapi 110 S. Green St. Ticket and info: • Princess and The Pea, April 19, 20, 26, 27, May 3, 4; 7 p.m. Matinees: April 21, 28, May 5; 2 p.m. Bakersfield Community Theatre • Bakersfield 2400 South Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA. (661) 831-8114, •BCT 26th Annual One Act Festival Playwrights Project deadline for submissions April 13th, 2013 Spoken Word Performance • Lancaster April 18, 12 p.m. Lancaster Museum of Art and History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. 723-6250,

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The Birds • Bakersfield April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28, 5 p.m. on the lawn area between Memorial Stadium and the Bakersfield College Gymnasium, 1801 Panama Drive, Bakersfield. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Presented by Bakersfield College’s Department of Performing Arts,, 661-395-4326.


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• Very beginning acrylic painting; Saturdays, 1 - 4 p.m., 2053488, • Beginning drawing and watercolor for highschool students and adults; First and Third Mondays, 6 - 8 p.m., 330-2676 • Beginning oil painting Fridays, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., 399-3707 • Composition Mondays, 2 - 5 pm., must call first: 333-4488 • Pencil lovers group Second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 9 a.m. - noon., 760-3766604, • Fun with watercolorpen & ink Every Wednesday 9:30a.m. 12:30 p.m. 872-2332 • Framing clinic Every Wednesday, 1 - 4 p.m., 205-3488 • Color Without Your Palette! for All Mediums- with Phyllis Oliver, beginning and intermediate levels. • Figure Drawing Group with Charlotte White, meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, from 6-8 pm. Pre-register 330-2676 (evenings only) or m • Experimental Watercolor Studio with Phyllis Oliver, meets on 3rd Monday of the month, 9 a.m.-noon. Pre-register 661-348-4717 or

• BVMNH FREE DAY! Free Admission from 12 noon4 pm on the third Thursday of each month.

Museum of Art & History • Lancaster 665 W. Lancaster Blvd., www.cityoflancasterca.o rg/recreation., 723-6077 (unless otherwise noted

California City Dog Dayz, 3rd Annual • California City at the Dog Park, April 13, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Central Park next to Little League Fields. Pet blessing, pet & people games, Chili cook-off. face painting, photos, dog micro chipping and licensing, pet training and adoptions, chili cookoff contest, raffle. For information contact Parks and Recreation 760-373-3530, Rainbow Rescue (  76 0-373-2907.

Other Activities Buena Vista Museum of Natural History (BVMNH) • Bakersfield Events are held at BVMNH, 2018 Chester Ave, unless otherwise indicated. For information call 661-324-6350 or visit BVMNH is open Thursday–Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 12-4 p.m. Museum admission: Child $4, Adult $7, Seniors and Students of 18 and older $5, group tours available with reservations.

VFW Post #5948, 221 W. Tehachapi Blvd., 822-7500 • Pool Tournaments- 8 ball on Tuesday nights and 9- ball on Thursday nights. Vets and friends of Vets welcome, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Exhibitions Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) • Lancaster 665 West Lancaster Blvd. 723-6250, (Call for current schedule.) Bakersfield Museum of Art • Bakersfield 1930 "R" St.,, 3237219. Every third Friday of the month, all admission is free; every second Sunday of the month, seniors (65 and older) are free.

Events Boat, RV & Outdoor Living Show • Bakersfield April 5 -7. Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 So. '"P" St. 1-800-725-0793, Red & White Wine & Food Festival • Bakersfield Presented by The Bakersfield College Foundation Friday, April 12, 2013. For more information or to become involved with the event, contact Hannah Egland at 395-4800 or email

Desert Wildflower Festival • Ridgecrest April 12, 13 and 14. (See article on page 4.) or 760-375-8202 for information.


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Take salt of Earth in small doses BY PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D. CONTRIBUTING WRITER

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My son, 57, salts most every food in his diet. He told me that his doctor said, "Eat all the salt you want." I looked him in the eye, and it was hard not to believe him. I did say I found it hard to believe. My son gets regular checkups every five years. Personally, there's no salt on my table. I eat very little processed foods. Please set my son straight. -- P. ANSWER: Most doctors for most of the recent past have told their patients to go easy on salt. Official medical advisory committees composed of the most knowledgeable scientists -- The American Heart Association is one example -- have and still do recommend that our intake of salt (sodium) should be limited to 1,500 mg a day. In some instances, an intake of 2,300 mg is permitted. This is far lower than our present salt use. Most of our dietary salt comes from processed foods like pizza, meats such as corned beef (500 mg of sodium in two ounces), hot dogs (more than 500 mg of sodium in one hot dog), commercial soups, frozen dinners, breakfast cereals, some breads and baked goods. People have to become readers

of the nutrition labels put on all foods. Reducing the intake of sodium lowers blood pressure and reduces the chances for a heart attack and stroke. I have to add that a few voices have been raised recently to champion diets with no limitations on the amount of salt. These researchers say that low-salt diets are not healthy. I am sticking with the authorities who recommend salt reduction until the majority of nutritional experts change their minds. I don't think that's going to happen. You sent a little item on potassium. Potassium, unlike sodium, lowers blood pressure. We're told to get 4,700 mg of it a day. It's found in baked potatoes with skins, sweet potatoes, bananas, orange juice, milk, kidney beans, cantaloupe, avocado and prunes. Salt substitutes are usually potassium. They can be used by most people if they're not taking blood pressure drugs like ACE inhibitors and ARBs, angiotensinreceptor blockers. The booklet on sodium and potassium discusses these two minerals and

their uses. To order a copy, write: Dr. Donohue -- No. 202W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: In a prior column you advocated drinking a daily amount of water that would satisfy one's thirst, not a set amount of water as some people believe. I agree with you. However, when I travel to Colorado, I am urged to drink glass after glass of water to allay the effects of altitude. Do you think this is valid advice? -- D.K. ANSWER: I do. Mountain air is dry. Altitude makes a person breathe more rapidly than normal. Fluid is lost from the lungs when a person breathes fast. You can become dehydrated if you don't increase your fluid intake. After a few days of acclimatization, you can ease off on your water intake. DR.DONOHUE regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. © 2013 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved.

11 roadblocks to true happiness DIANE LANG CONTRIBUTING WRITER Speaker, Psychotherapist and author Diane Lang shares 11 roadblocks that may be halting our happiness. These roadblocks are easy to avoid by taking simple steps and will help us all have balanced, abundant and happy lives. 1. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. We get stuck in habits that are not good for us. If we don't change the bad habits then how can we change the outcome? 2. Keeping up with the Jones' -- If you're constantly trying to keep up with everyone around you, you can't be happy. You will be too busy comparing yourself to others. If we're constantly comparing ourselves to others, we will never measure up. We will always focus on our faults. Comparing yourself to

others is setting yourself up for failure, your living up to others standards not your own. 3. Sitting when you should be moving -having an active lifestyle boosts endorphins (the happy chemical). If we don't get up and move around/exercise we will feel low energy/sluggish, fatigued and cranky. 4. Sunlight = Vitamin D and we need both. Even spending ten to fifteen minutes outdoors in natural sunlight can boost your mood. Its hard in the winter months but make the effort; it's worth the mood boost you will get. 5. You are what you eat -- if you have a day of eating bad you feel it immediately. You will feel it not just in your stomach but in your moods. To feel good both physically and emotionally, you need to watch what's in your diet. The better you eat, the happier and See STEPS TO HAPPINESS • Page 8


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The extraordinary feats of our mythical superheroes, Superman, Wonder Woman and Captain America, pale in comparison to the strength, stamina and compassion of our real life, unsung heroes: family caregivers. While caring for a loved one is expected of close family members, the daily life of a caregiver can be one of sleepless nights, unceasing anxiety and unrelenting strain and stress. While caregiving is to be celebrated, it often comes with a cost. As of 2004, there were 28.8 million caregivers in the United States, with 3.4 million (12 percent) in California; the largest percentage in the nation. A whopping 16.8 million caregivers care for special needs children under 18 years old. In addition, 78 percent of adults living in the community and in need of long-term care depend on family and friends as their only source of help. 61 percent of caregivers are women. But what happens when unconditional kind and loving acts of caregiving conflict with the mental, emotional

and spiritual well-being of the caregiver? This type of condition has been aptly named, "Compassion Fatigue." It results when too much focus is placed on others at the expense of protecting one's own care. Studies indicate 40 to 70 percent of family caregivers have clinically significant symptoms of depression. About one out of every ten family caregivers report that caregiving has caused their physical health to deteriorate. Family caregivers experiencing extreme stress have been shown to age prematurely. This level of stress can take as much as ten years off a family caregiver's life. Compassion Fatigue is not a disease but a set of symptoms that may include any one or combination of these: • Feeling overwhelmed • Feeling depressed • Sleeping too much or too little • Gaining or losing a lot of weight

• Constant fatigue • Loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy • Becoming easily irritated or angered • Feeling constantly worried • Frequent headaches, bodily pain, or other physical problems • Abuse of alcohol or drugs, including prescription drugs • Decreasing interest in work • Withdrawal from social contacts What can you do to avoid or minimize issues of compassion fatigue? To begin with, never dismiss your feelings as "just stress." Caregiver stress can lead to serious health problems and you should take steps to reduce it as much as you can. Consider the following interventions: • Professional Help: Consult with professionals to explore burnout issues. • Support Groups: Attend a support group to receive feedback and coping strategies. • Stay Anchored: Establish "quiet time" for meditation, prayer, yoga, etc. • Task Share: Rotate caregiving responsibilities with family or friends.

• Technical Assistance: Seek help talking with doctors and other healthcare professionals. • Stay Healthy: Exercise daily and maintain a healthy diet. • Keep Balance: Stay involved in hobbies, sports and recreational activities. • Understand Limits: Be aware of your caregiving limitations. • Respite Care: Taking some time off from caregiving can reduce stress. "Respite care" provides substitute caregiving to give the regular caregiver a much-needed break. Science shows a human body generates approximately 100 watts of electricity; equivalent to a single household electric bulb. In the realm of mental health, let's make sure the hope-giving light of caregivers never dims with compassion fatigue. I'd like to hear from readers at OSCAR WRIGHT, Ph.D. is the CEO of United Advocates for Children and Families (UACF),a statewide nonprofit that provides support to parents, families, children and youth experiencing mental health challenges. Visit UACF at

Continued from Page 7 healthier you are. 6. Focusing on what you can't control causes frustration, anger, stress and feelings of helplessness. If you make the choice to focus on what you can control, you will feel more empowered. By working on what you can control, you can take action and make the changes you need. 7. Limiting beliefs -- a lot of us have that tape player in our head that keeps replaying the negative thoughts/beliefs such as: I can't do this or I will never succeed, etc. If you continue to think this way, your beliefs will become a reality. 8. Change -- if you're not willing to change, then you will remain stuck. Nothing can get better if we don't let it. You make the choice; ask yourself, "Am I willing to change?" 9. Expecting happiness 100% of the time. We need to be realistic. We will have bad days, circumstances that are negative, situations we can't control. It's okay to have bad days. We just need to remember it's temporary. 10. Your biggest stressor is you -- we are our own worst critic. Think about how you speak to yourself. We say some harsh things to ourselves. We cause a lot of our unneeded stress due to our negative selftalk and our low self-worth. You need to love and accept yourself to be happy. 11. Trying to buy happiness will be one big disappointment. It's okay to have and enjoy material things, but true joy has to come from within. DIANE LANG, Positive Living Expert and psychotherapist, is a nationally recognized speaker, author, educator, therapist and media expert. For more information visit


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Sports & Recreation Upcoming events Events may be subject to cancellation and/or early sign-ups; please check referenced website for updates.

Cycling Events Amgen Tour of California • Palmdale May 12,

760-373-3530 Tai Chi • California City

Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:45 a.m. 10350 Heather Ave. 760-3733530

Silver & Strong • Tehachapi Classes will

Cycling Groups

be ongoing on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Classes are $40 a month or $7 per class. Classes are held and sign ups available at the Tehachapi Parks and Rec office, 490 W. “D” St. or call 822-3228.

Tehachapi Mountain Trails Association • Tehachapi Meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Old Towne Pizza, 20430 Brian Way #5. Info: High Desert Cyclists • Lancaster Every Saturday, 8 a.m. until April 6 and every Sunday, 8 a.m. until April 21. Meet at Ralph’s, 1696 West Avenue L. Information: allbikingallthetime@gm

Crossfit Crossfit Tehachapi • Bear Valley Springs

Gate pass required. For information call Melissa, 858-248-5598 or visit website, Indian Hills Crossfit • Tehachapi 207 E. "H"

St., 661-972-8936 or 300-1517 or see website,

Exercise Jazzercise • Tehachapi

Monday through Friday, weekly. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 410 West “D” St. 822-3228, Tai Chi • Tehachapi

Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 490 West “D” St. 822-3228, Yoga Class • Tehachapi

Weekly on Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. 490 W. “D” St. 822-3228, Zumba • Tehachapi

Mondays and Wednesdays 6 - 7 p.m. 126 S. Snyder Ave. 822-3228, Adult Exercise • California City Mondays

Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 10350 Heather Ave.

Pilates • Tehachapi

Thursdays at 5 p.m. Classes are $40 a month or $7 per class. Classes are held and sign ups available at the Tehachapi Parks and Rec office, 490 W. “D” St. Call 822-3228. Kardio Kickboxing • Tehachapi Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Tehachapi Martial Arts, 20418 Brian Way, Suite 6, 823-0621.

Runs & Walks Yokuts Park Fun Runs • Bakersfield Sponsored

by the Bakersfield Track Club in cooperation with the Bakersfield Parks & Recreation Dept., free. One, two, three or five mile runs starting at 7 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Yokuts Park, off Empire Drive, north of the Truxtun Avenue extension. Info: Small Miracles Run 4 Life 2k, 5k, 10k, half marathon • Bakersfield on Saturday April 6 at The Park at Riverwalk. Race day registration from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. Pre-registration and Packet pickup on Thursday, April 4 between 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at The Park at Riverwalk. CASA Rio Bravo 10 miler, 5k and 2k • Bakersfield on Saturday,

April 13 at 7 a.m. at Rio Bravo Ranch, 15701 Hwy. 178. This 4th annual run/walk pro-

$50,000 prize is for reel motes awareness of child abuse in Kern County and to spark increased community advocacy for abused and neglected children. For more information visit

Self Defense Martial Arts PAL Judo • Stallion Springs, all Tehachapi

residents age 7 and older, Monday and Wendsdays at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stallion Spring Recreation Center, 27850 Stallion Springs Dr. For more information call 821-1989. Kick Start• Tehachapi on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. for children 3 to 6 years at Tehachapi Martial Arts, 20418 Brian Way, Suite 6, 823-0621. Hapkido• Tehachapi Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. at Tehachapi Martial Arts, 20418 Brian Way, Suite 6, 823-0621. Bully Class • Tehachapi

May 17, 5 p.m to 6 p.m. Tehachapi Martial Arts Center, 20418 Brian Way. 823-0621,

Park-schedulereleased187338081.html#sched ule National Street Rod Association • Bakersfield April 26, 8:30 a.m.

- 8 p.m.; April 27, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; April 28, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 So. '"P" St. 1-547875-4032,

Spectator Events Clear Channel Stadium • Lancaster 45116 Valley Central Way, 661-726-5400. • Lancaster Jethawks vs. High Desert Mavericks April 6 at 7 p.m., April 7 at 2 p.m. • Lancaster Jethawks vs. Lake Elsinore Storm April 8, 9, 10 at 7 p.m. • Sam Lynn Ballpark • Bakersfield 4009 Chester Ave. • Bakersfield Blaze vs. Stockton Ports April 11, 12, 13 at 7:15 p.m., and April 14 at 11:30 a.m. • Bakersfield Blaze vs. Inland Empire 66ers April 16 and 17 at 7:15 p.m. TO SUBMIT LISTINGS send by email to: or call 823-6360.


A tagged trout worth $50,000 is top prize for Fishin’ for $50k Trout Derby Big Bear Lake Resort Association will pay $50,000 to an angler that reels in the grand prize tagged trout at the 5th Annual Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby June 8 and 9, 2013. There are a total of fifteen tagged trout at this fishin’ derby. In the last two years four tagged trout have been caught, which has caused quite a buzz in the fishing community. This year’s organizers of the event are optimistic that a lucky angler will reel in the trout worth a small fortune. Prizes for the remaining fourteen tagged trout caught are eligible for a cash prize drawing of up to $500 sponsored by Big Bear Sporting Goods. In addition to tagged trout prizes, anglers who catch the largest fish (by weight) in four different classes will be awarded prizes too. The four classes are adult male/female and junior male/female (under age 16). A bonus prize of $500 is awarded to the overall largest trout (by weight) caught on Pautzke Fire Bait. Free entry is given to participants who stay at least one night at a Big Bear Lake Resort Association lodge from June 7 to June 9. The amount of free entries is

based on lodging occupancy per reservation. Up to four free entries are also given to participants who rent a pontoon boat on either day of the derby at a participating marina in Big Bear Lake. An awards ceremony takes place Sunday, June 9 at 3 p.m. in the Big Bear Visitor Center parking lot located at 630 Bartlett Road (in the Village). The awards ceremony includes a general raffle with thousands of dollars worth of fishing gear, bait and tackle from national manufacturers. Anglers have a chance to win a brand new Hobie Pro Angler 12’ fishing kayak as part of a separate raffle to raise funds for Big Bear Municipal Water District’s fishery programs. Also, merchandise will be available for purchase with all proceeds going toward the fishery programs in Big Bear Lake. Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby is Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Entry is $55 for adults and $30 for participants under age 16. Entries are limited to the first 750 registered anglers. Each contestant receives a free jar of Pautzke Fire Bait and a wristband that provides discounts at participating Big Bear restaurants, shops and specialty services. For rules and regulations or to register for the event visit or call 800-424-4232.

The Vernon Valenzuela “Commit to Life” golf tournament • Rio Bravo

Country Club o April 15. Proceeds go to Kern County high school seniors to buy caps, gowns, class rings, and yearbooks, who could otherwise not afford them. For player information and registration forms visit or call 661368-5756.

Motorsports Nascar • Bakersfield

Nascar Pro Late Models 100, Limited Late Models 50, Mini Dwarfs at Kern County Raceway Park, located off I-5 and Enos Lane on April 20. Info: ern-County-Raceway-



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Hike Cameron Ridge under the wind turbines BY LINDA LOVENDAHL CONTRIBUTING WRITER

A seven-mile segment of the Pacific Crest Trail's 2,650-mile total length known as Cameron Ridge takes the hiker above the Mojave Desert and into the windy Tehachapi Mountain Pass. This is one of the few public easements through an operational, modern wind farm. Hikers have the opportunity to experience the giant wind machines, enjoy seasonal wildflowers and walk among grazing cattle on the multi-purpose land. The trailhead is about 9.5 miles from downtown Tehachapi. Travel east along Tehachapi Blvd. about three miles to Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road. Turn right (south) on Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road and continue about 6.5 miles, over Oak Creek Pass and down the long hill to the intersection with Cameron Road. Turn left (northeast) on Cameron Road; almost immediately (about 100 feet) you'll see a dirt "loop driveway" that has

become the de-facto parking lot for PCT hikers. The trailhead interpretive panels are located just a couple hundred feet "up" Cameron Road (that is, northeast, towards Highway 58) from its intersection with Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road. On this path you will see flag trees. These are trees that have been blown on so strongly and often that the pine branches grow only on the downward side. Watch for wildflowers, Joshua trees and ideal locations for picnics. It is almost impossible not to notice the winds that dominate the area. In California, heating of the ground inland causes the air to rise, creating a thermal low or low pressure region. Cooler, higher-presssure air masses over the ocean move inland to fill the thermal low, flowing through mountain passes like the Tehachapi Pass. The venturi effect of the mountain pass accelerates the winds to high velocity, providing an attractive con-

centration of wind power resource. The clouds that form are called lenticular clouds especially noticeable in late winter and early spring. Glider pilots soar through these and some have set world-record altitudes. The Tehachapi Wind Museum credits this area as the birthplace of the modern wind farm. Entrepreneurs in the late 70s such as Jim Sexton and James Dehlsen brought innovative designs for testing to the Tehachapi Pass. Dehlsen is considered the father of the first commercial wind farm in Tehachapi. Today's turbines are taller than most giant sequoias and significantly taller than those from the 80s. In 1980 turbines were typically 25 meters tall and produced 40 to 200 kilowatts. A modern machine is 75 meters tall and produces 3 megawatts. For more information, email the museum,

Right: A hiker begins her uphill trek to adventure and pleasure. There are flowers and cattle underneath the wind turbines and perfect picnic spots no matter how far one ventures. Below: The trailhead at Cameron Ridge is signified by interpretive signs describing the area.


Fish & Wildlife

Why don’t game wardens release all poached animals? Q&As from the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife BY CARRIE WILSON CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Question: I support the work of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CFDW) and want to congratulate and say thank you for all your services. However, I was watching an episode of “Wild Justice” recently and something did not seem right about the way the game wardens carried out a couple of operations. On the show, game wardens busted a poacher with 42 abalone. The wardens spied on a group and knew they were fishing illegally, so why didn't they stop them when they came back to the beach? Why did the game wardens allow the group to pull the abalones away from the beach and wait? By the time you guys busted the group, all 42 abalone were dead. My 4-year-old daughter


Game Warden Kyle Kroll with a K-9 detection dog “Buck” and 54 poached abolone that they seized. could not understand why you did not catch the poachers as soon as they hit the beach so the abalone would not have had to die. Can you please give me an answer so that I can explain it to her? (Christopher R.) Answer: Wardens are often faced with the dilemma of when to make contact on a poaching case. According to CDFW Lt. Patrick Foy, there are circumstances where a warden can make an excellent poaching case, contact the perpetrator, and return the live

animals to the water/or wild. Those cases usually result in a fine. There are other times, such as the one you reference, where an effort needs to be made to prove that the perpetrator’s actions weren’t just a one time occurrence by a person who wasn’t aware of the law. If a warden can document that the perpetrator’s actions were planned, and intended to make a profit poaching wildlife, it is called commercialization. Commercialization cases are difficult to make, but when a warden makes them, they can lead to life-time revocation of fishing privileges, steep fines, and even jail terms. The wardens in the case you watched made the judgment that the loss of 42 abalone was necessary to permanently take the poachers out of business.

Wolves from another state? Question: Is it legal to hunt and bring a wolf hide from another state into California? (Stephen H.) Answer: It is legal to bring a wolf hide legally acquired in

another state or province into California. You are required to complete a declaration of entry pursuant to section 2353 of the Fish and Game Code when the hide enters the state.

Fishing for crayfish in a stream closed to other fishing? Question: Can crayfish be taken from a trout/steelhead stream closed to fishing? Answer: Yes, taking crayfish by legal methods other than hook and line is allowed in streams closed to fishing. (See California Code of Regulations Title 14, section 5.35(e).)

Vintage Native American jewelry? Question: I realize buying and selling bear claws is prohibited in California, but is there an exception in the law for vintage Native American jewelry? These old pieces often include bear claws in their designs, which are an important part of their culture. (Neil Z., Burbank) Answer: No. The purchase

or sale of the pieces or parts of any bear is prohibited in California. The law does not provide any exception for bear parts used in Native American art or ceremonial pieces of any age (Fish and Game Code, section 4758).

Maximum number of crab traps allowed? Question: What is the maximum number of crab traps allowed for recreational fishermen? I see a limit of 10 hoop nets but nothing for traps or pots in the regulations. I'm fishing the Bodega and Tomales areas. Answer: North of Pt. Arguello (just north of Pt. Conception), a recreational fisherman may use any number of crab traps or pots except when fishing from a public fishing pier, where the limit is two fishing appliances, such as crab traps or pots, per person. CARRIE WILSON is a marine environmental scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. While she cannot personally answer everyone’s questions, she will select a few to answer each week in this column. Please contact her at


The Weekender — Friday, April 5, 2013

Home & Garden

(Family Features) French fries are one of a kid's

favorite things to eat. But there's a whole lot more that can be made from delicious, nutritious potatoes. "I love the versatility of Florida potatoes," said Chef Justin Timineri, Executive Chef and Culinary Ambassador, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. "There are so many different kinds of potatoes that can be flavored in just about any way you like. Get the kids into the kitchen with you and experiment with making potato dishes the whole family will enjoy." You can find more recipes that will have the kids saying, "Pass the potatoes, please!" at

Super Spuds Florida potatoes are a good source of potassium (for your muscles and growth), vitamin B6 (to help fight illness and help your nerves function), and fiber (for digestion). Most of the nutrients are right under the skin - leave the skin on whenever possible.

Smashed Potato Bar Yield: 4 servings • 2 pounds Florida potatoes, washed and quartered • 1/2 cup milk, warmed • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter • 1/2 cup plain yogurt or light sour cream • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Place potatoes into a soup pot and add water until they are completely covered. Lightly salt water and place over medium high heat. Cook potatoes for 15 to 25 minutes until they are soft, but not falling apart. Carefully drain the water and return them to the pot they were cooked in. Kids Can: Use a potato masher to achieve desired texture, being careful not to work the potatoes too much. Kids Can: Add milk, butter and yogurt to mashed potatoes. Stir ingredients to combine. Taste mashed potatoes and season them with salt and pepper. Add any extra flavorings or toppings and serve warm.

Potato Bar Toppings -Low fat yogurt or low fat sour cream -Chives/scallions -Cheese

-Bacon bits -Fresh herbs -Sun-dried tomatoes -Lemon

Chef Justin's Tips •Use a combination of purple, yellow and red potatoes to make multi-colored mashed potatoes. • Leave the skin on the potatoes for extra nutrients. • Don't over-mash the potatoes; overworking can cause them to become gummy.

Potato and Green Bean Salad Yield: 10 servings • 1/2 pound Florida green beans, washed, ends trimmed and cut into thirds • 2 pounds Florida potatoes, washed, peeled and diced large • 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise • 2 lemons, juiced • 1/4 cup olive oil • 3 bell peppers, seeded and diced small • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped fine • 1 red onion, diced small • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Kids Can: Snap the ends off the beans and break them into thirds. Fill medium-sized mixing bowl halfway with ice and water; set aside. Fill large sized stock pot 3/4 full with lightly salted water. Bring to rolling boil over medium-high heat. Add green beans to boiling water and let cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Using a hand strainer, remove green beans from boiling water and place into the ice water to stop them from cooking. After the green beans have cooled down, remove them from the ice water and set aside. Carefully add cut potatoes to same boiling water greens beans were cooked in. Cook potatoes in boiling water for around 15 minutes, depending on size. Once tender, drain and rinse with cold water. Kids Can: In large mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice and olive oil. Stir the mayonnaise mixture to combine. Add all of the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and lightly stir to combine all flavors. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Keep potato salad cold in the refrigerator and stir before serving on favorite greens.

lay them out to be stuffed. Place a chicken breast in the middle of each foil square, and lightly season with salt and pepper. Evenly distribute vegetable mixture on top of each chicken breast. Fold each packet so that a tight seal is formed and all the food is contained. Grill packets, or bake them in the oven, for 20 to 30 minutes until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165F. Remove packets from heat and let cool slightly. Open packets carefully as hot steam may rush out. Kids Can: Help slice veggies and stuff their pockets with their favorites.

Homemade Potato Chips Yield: 4 servings • 4 medium Florida fingerling potatoes, unpeeled (mixed colors) • 1 tablespoon olive oil • Pan release spray • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Additional seasonings (see below) Special equipment needed: French mandolin Preheat oven to 425 F. Rinse and dry potatoes. Slice potatoes as thin as possible with a mandolin. Place sliced potatoes in medium sized mixing bowl and rinse several times with warm water. Lightly squeeze and dry potatoes. Kids Can: Place sliced potatoes back in a dry mixing bowl and add olive oil. Toss potatoes to make sure they are evenly coated with the oil, using a little more oil if needed.

Roasted Campfire Pockets Yield: 4 servings • 20 Florida fingerling potatoes, sliced thin • 1 large onion, sliced • 2 bell peppers, sliced • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs, chopped fine (basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary) • 2 tablespoons olive oil • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, or an oven at 375 F. In medium sized mixing bowl combine potatoes, onion, bell peppers, mushrooms, herbs and olive oil. Stir ingredients to combine and season lightly with salt and pepper. Make 4 12 x 12-inch squares of aluminum foil and

Lightly spray a cookie sheet with pan release spray. Lay sliced potatoes in a single layer on cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet in oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Remove cookie sheet from oven and let cool slightly. Use a thin spatula to remove potato chips from cookie sheet into a mixing bowl. Kids Can: While they are still warm, season chips with their choice of seasoning.

Potato Chip Seasonings -Garlic-Parmesan -Fresh herbs -Your favorite dried spice mix (Greek, Cajun, BBQ) Source: Fresh from Florida and Florida Specialty Crop Foundation


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Practical Money Matters

Insurance you can probably do without BY JASON ALDERMAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER

I'm a big believer in having the appropriate amount of insurance, especially when it comes to your health and personal liability. But if money is tight and you want to get the most bang for your buck, there are a few types of insurance you can probably do without – or that may duplicate coverage you already have elsewhere: Extended warranties. When you buy a car, appliance or electronic device, the salesclerk usually will try to sell you an extended warranty. These policies often duplicate coverage already provided in the manufacturer's warranty. Plus, many credit cards provide an additional warranty on items purchased with the card. Smartphone insurance. After shelling out big bucks for a smartphone, you might be tempted to buy replacement insurance. Just be aware that you'll probably pay a hefty deductible and likely receive a refurbished phone, possibly

not even the same model. My advice: Keep your old phone to reactivate in case you drop or lose the new one. Flight accident insurance. The risk of dying in a plane crash is miniscule and already covered by regular life insurance. Also check your credit card cardholder agreement, since many cover such accidents for tickets purchased with their card. Child life insurance. Life insurance is intended to provide economic protection for a person's dependents, so unless your children are movie stars supporting you, this coverage is probably unnecessary. You can better protect their future by stowing those monthly premiums in an emergency savings account or buying additional term life insurance for yourself. Pet insurance. With veterinary treatments now rivaling human medicine (organ transplants, chemotherapy, etc.), you could easily spend a small fortune keeping Fido alive. Before buying pet insurance,

however, compare plan features carefully and weigh the expense you'd pay out over your pet's lifetime. For example, monthly premiums increase with your pet's age, deductibles and copayments are typically higher than for human coverage and there are usually predetermined peryear and per-condition caps.

Plus, preexisting and hereditary conditions usually are not covered. Rental car insurance. In most cases, the optional insurance offered by car rental agencies duplicates existing coverage you already have. However, before automatically rejecting agency coverage, ask your insurance company and credit card issuer whether you are fully covered for rental cars. A few considerations: Coverage through your auto policy often expires after 30 days or less of renting the car. Sports cars, luxury models, SUVs and trucks are often excluded. Travel outside service areas typically is forbidden – especially across foreign borders or in rough terrain. If you don't carry comprehensive and collision coverage on your own car, your insurance may not cover a rental. Also, ask whether such coverage is limited to your own car's value, since most rentals are new. Ask what happens if you

violate rental agreement terms (e.g., driving recklessly or allowing unauthorized drivers). Specified disease insurance. Some people take out supplemental health and life insurance against specific conditions such as cancer, heart disease or stroke. Before buying, make sure you have adequate major medical insurance, which already covers such conditions. And carefully review the policy for restrictions. For example, many cancer insurance policies won't pay for outpatient care or cover skin cancer, and impose fixed-dollar limits on specific procedures. When it comes to your budget – and your family's security – it pays to know which insurance is essential and which you can probably skip. JASON ALDERMAN directs Visa's financial education programs. To participate in a free, online Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 17, 2013, go to


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Shop Local Sh Sh al to Get More re for or Your Money 9 Great Reasons to Buy Local 1. Money Spent Here Stays Here If residents of the Greater Tehachapi Area would transition just 10% of their out-of-area retail spending to in-Tehachapi spending, Tehachapi businesses would gain an estimated $7.62 million in sales.

2. Local Character & Prosperity In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an advantage in offering quality of life and unique experiences.

3. Keep Tax Revenues Local A 10% increase in local spending will generate more than $34,000 annual increase in local tax revenues. (That is, $34.1 million in retail sales; 10% of that is $3.4 million; Local government (i.e. City and County) get a total of 1% of sales tax, or $34,000).

4. Local Business Owners Invest in our Community Local businesses are owned or managed by people who live and work in our community, raising their families and investing in our community’s futures. They support our churches, our schools, our organizations, our quality of life.

5. Better Variety Local businesses provide a wide variety of products and services, right here in our community. Many of these are "one-of-a-kind" businesses that provide our community with its own distinct character. The more people shop here, the more products and services will be available.

6. Convenience Equals Savings Shopping locally saves you time and money. A shopping trip outside of the area costs you for every mile you drive, each way, and valuable time away from your home. Pocket the savings and treat your family to a night on the town!

7. Friends & Neighbors Local businesses are staffed by local residents, your friends and neighbors. You get better service from people you know and who know you. And, you can catch up on "what's new" with other customers as you shop.

8. Non-profits Receive Greater Support Tehachapi non-profits receive much of their revenue from contributions and gifts. Your support of local businesses helps to ensure that they are able to continue their corporate giving to our local non-profits.

9. Community Well-Being Vote with your pocketbook! Tehachapi matters to you, so let our businesses know that you want them to stay in our community.


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Critter Corner

Protect your pet from contaminated food (Family Features) While millions of pets eat their food every day without a problem, news of pet food recalls and contamination can worry pet owners. Reports of dogs and cats becoming ill from food- and treatrelated salmonella outbreaks and artificial contaminants getting into pet food can leave pet owners wondering what they can do to protect their beloved animals. Fortunately, there are things you can do to minimize the risk of your pet consuming contaminated food.

Be Aware of Recalls • You can find updated lists of recalled animal products on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, • Check the Humane Society's recall lists at . You can also sign up for their free Pet of the Week newsletter to receive recall information. • If you find out your pet food or treats have been recalled, immediately stop feeding them to your pet. • Return the product to the store you bought it from for a refund, or throw it away in an area your pets cannot access. If you think your pet

may have eaten a recalled product, contact your veterinarian - even if your pet isn't showing symptoms. If your pet becomes ill or dies because of a recalled food or treat, you can report it to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in your state. You can find contact information on the FDA website.

Choose Pet Food Carefully While pet food manufacturing is highly regulated in the United States, it pays to seek out manufacturers with rigorous quality and safety control measures in place at every stage of the manufacturing process. "The ingredients in your pet's food should be subject to microbiological, sensory, chemical and foreign matter testing as appropriate to protect your pet and give you peace of mind," said Diane Loiselle, Vice President, Product Safety, Regulatory and Quality, Hill's Pet Nutrition, maker of Science Diet and Ideal Balance brand pet foods. Loiselle said it's important to find out who actually makes the pet food. "Many people are surprised to learn that many manufactur-

ers have their foods made by another company on the same machinery where other products are made. In the U.S., Hill's manufactures 100 percent of its dry pet food in its own plants." In addition, Loiselle says that ingredient suppliers need to meet high safety standards. She said that Hill's, for example, only buys high quality ingredients from suppliers who have reliable safety procedures in place, which Hill's confirms with its own inspectors and testing. If you have questions about your pet food and its manufacturing process, look for a tollfree number on the food packaging. Ask if they make their products at their own plants with their own employees. Reputable manufacturers should welcome questions and feedback about their products.

Garden Fest promises horticultural delight The Horticulture Department at Bakersfield College is pleased to present their eighth annual Garden Fest on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bakersfield College’s Renegade Park, which is located on Mt. Vernon Avenue north of Memorial Stadium. Garden Fest will celebrate the horticulture and agriculture programs at Bakersfield College for the eighth year. Bakersfield College’s Garden Fest has grown to become Bakersfield’s premier springtime garden event for seasoned green thumbs and novice gardeners alike. Garden Fest is an open house, featuring Bakersfield College’s Environmental Horticulture and Agriculture programs, and draws thousands of visitors annually. Events scheduled for this year’s Bakersfield College Garden Fest include country garden seminars, industry professionals providing valuable tips and information on gardening, floral design, pet care, cooking, and more. A

Pet & Rescue

Practice Safe Pet Food Handling Pet food can become contaminated with salmonella, especially raw foods of animal origin, such as raw beef, chicken, eggs, and raw hides or pig ear chews. Not only can salmonella make your pet sick, it can make you sick, as well. To minimize the risk of salmonella: • Only buy products that have no visible signs of damage to the packaging. • Don't prepare pet foods in the same area or with the same tools used to prepare human food. • Store pet food properly - keep it in a closed container, and refrigerate it if it is moist. • Wash your hands in warm, soapy water after touching your pet's feeding dishes. • Wash and dry pet dishes and storage containers before refilling with fresh food. Learn more about pet food safety and quality at Source: Hill's

special celebration, in honor of Bakersfield College’s centennial anniversary, will take place at 1 p.m. with the planting of the 100th tree on campus. Over the last six months, 99 new trees have been planted at Bakersfield College, and the 100th, a large, beautiful tree, will be added to the Renegade Park in honor of the college’s centennial. Be one of just 100 people to own an exclusive piece of history. Bakersfield College’s Horticulture Department will be making just 100 special rose bushes available for purchase. More than 150 vendor booths will be available with information on gardening, pets, cooking, outdoor leisure, arts & crafts, and environmentally-friendly home improvement ideas. The annual farmer’s market will have fresh fruits and vegetables ripe and ready for purchase. Bakersfield College’s Culinary Arts Department will have freshly-prepared food available throughout the event.


Terrific Toby My name is Toby, I'm a feisty 1 1/2 year young, nine pound Cairn Terrier mix, love my toys, plays well with others and dog-door housetrained. To adopt terrific Toby, your new best friend, the one who will never disappoint you ever; call Marsha, 823-7868 or STOP, 823-4100, menu #1. How about it?

little ears that sit on top of her head. She is extremely loving and affectionate and very well socialized with other cats and loves people. She has not been outdoors that we know of since she was put into the shelter in September 2012. She is spayed, fully vaccinated including rabies and microchipped. Amythest is longing for a forever home. Call Have a Heart Humane Society at 661750-2261.


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Lovely Amythest Amythest is a darling young kitten born about June 2012. She has medium length fur that is solid grey, with perky

Poko is a young neutered black and tan Chihuahua. He is microchipped and current on his shots. He is house trained, crate trained, walks on a leash, is great in the car and gets along with other dogs. All he needs is you! For more information on

Poko and others, contact the Tehachapi Humane Society at 8230699 or visit

Rescue Group Contacts • Tehachapi Humane Society - 823-0699, 21600 Golden Star, Tehachapi. Visit the THS website at • Have a Heart Humane Society Society750-2261, 1121 W. Valley Blvd., Tehachapi. See adoptable dogs at • Save Tehachapi’s Orphaned Pets (STOP)823-4100, contact@thestoppers.or g, 785 Tucker Road, Tehachapi. Visit the STOP website at • Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue- Call Zach at 972-3852 or visit • Doberman Pinscher SOS-886-1721. Visit the Dobie SOS website at PET & RESCUE NEWS runs regularly in the Tehachapi News Weekender. The deadline for submissions is at noon each Wednesday for the following week’s paper. Send submissions For more information call Antony Earley, 823-6370.


The Weekender — Friday, April 5, 2013

Noteworthy California City reviewed by Cities and Joint Powers Committee The Kern County Grand Jury recently released a report of its Cities and Joint Powers Committee. The committee visited California City on Nov. 8, 2012. The committee met with the city manager, fire chief, police chief, finance chief,

redevelopment manager, and other staff members. California City is bounded by unincorporated area to the North, East, South and West. The Desert Tortoise Preserve located along a portion of the city’s Northeastern border outside the city’s

jurisdiction is administrated by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The city is located approximately 60 miles East of Bakersfield, seven miles North of Mojave and about one mile from the Western border of Edwards Air Force Base.


In 1958, private land development activities began with a group of developers buying land in the Eastern portion of the city. On Dec. 8, 1965, the city was incorporated with 617 persons with a city manager form of government. The projected number of

people in 2020 is expected to be 18,451 and equates to an annual growth rate of 1.8 percent. California City is the third largest city in the state in land mass and encompasses 203 square miles of city See CALIFORNIA CITY • Page 16

D I R E C T O RY Sunday Schedule

Wednesday Schedule

Adult & Youth Bible Study Bible Study for all ages - 9:30 AM Worship - 10:45 AM 6:00PM Pastor’s Bible Study - 6:00 PM Team Kid - 6:00 PM

First Baptist Church 1049 South Curry Street 822-3138

Ca lvary Chapel Tehachapi Calvary Chapel Tehachapi Senior Pastor Michael Clark Thursday Service: 7:00 PM Sunday Service 9:00 AM & 10:45 AM Sunday School and Nursery

15719 Highline Road Tehachapi Phone (661) 823-9814

Child care is only available for 10:45 Sunday service & Thursday at 7:00 p.m.


Church Phone: 822-6817

20413 Brian Way • (661) 805-8020 Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:15 a.m. Thursday Fellowship Group: 6:30 p.m.

St. Malachy Roman Catholic Church Father Michael Cox

Masses: Saturday ........................5:30 p.m. Sunday...........................8:00 & 10 a.m. Confessions Saturday ......4:00-5:00 p.m. Spanish Mass 12:00 Noon

Mill & West E. St. | 822-3060 | Office: 407 West E St. |

School Phone: 823-7740

Senior Pastor: Rev. Daniel T. Alsop, Sunday Worship at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Preschool Director: Ulla Bennett, Six Weeks Through Age 5, 6AM to 6PM

Tehachapi Valley United Methodist Church Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors - Pastor David Ofahengaue

Traditional Worship 9:30 Contemporary Worship 11:00


a welcoming place

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United Church of Christ

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Tehachapi Mountain Vineyard Sunday Worship 9am & 11am New Location At: Full Children’s Ministry at both services 502 East Pinon • 822-9313 MS & HS Youth Group at 11am An associate fellowship of the Desert Vineyard, Lancaster, CA

Seventh-day Adventist Church SATURDAY Worship 20335 Woodford-Tehachapi Rd., Tehachapi 93561 Between (Schout and Highline) • (661) 822-1174

Pastor Erwin Joham

11 AM Sabbath School 9:30 AM

Where Love and Joy Abound Worship Service Time: Sun. 10:00 a.m. Child care available Cummings Valley Elementary School 24220 Bear Valley Road 661-821-2170 Knowing the Shepherd and making Him known

Worship at the church of your choice Please call 822-6828 to be included in this directory.


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Grand Jury finds California City council minutes not up to date Continued from Page 15

boundaries. The city has two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. There is also a private school run by a church group. The city receives fifty cents per day for each inmante in the California City Prison. The major employers in or in close proximity to the city are: • Correction Corporation of America

five year average the city annually processes 290 million gallons of sewage and utilizes 160 million gallons of reclaimed tertiary water for irrigation. The committees findings were a special tax was passed in March 2012; the funds generated will help fund the Police and Fire Departments for the next six years. The Desert Incident Response Team (DIRT) Pro-

• Edwards Air Force Base • NASA • Rio Tinto Mine • Hyundai/Kia Automotive Test Facility • Silver Queen Mine • Mojave Air and Space Port • Wind and Solar Farms (Mojave/Tehachapi) The area in the city includes more than 200 miles of roads and more than 220 miles of waterline within the boundaries. Based on a

gram now keeps a detailed ledger on all monies and expenditures. The state reviews how the accounting program is handled. The off road vehicles use stickers cost $15 per calendar year from July to June. The airport recently signed a contract with Norville Aviation for a 30 year lease. The minutes of the City Council meetings were not up to date and had not ben approved in several months

at the time of the committee’s visit. The Dollar General Store has been issued a building permit and will soon become the city’s largest retailer with a 20,000 square foot structure. The committee recommended that the minutes of the City Council meetings should be prepared and ready for approval at the next council meeting and each one thereafter.

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COMMUNITY REPORTER: The Tehachapi News seeks a Community Reporter to assist us in providing coverage in the newspaper for events and activities sponsored by local clubs, organizations, churches and schools. Proficiency with computer, typing, good spelling and ability to work independently required. Experience with Photoshop or pagination program desirable. Part-time, 24 hours per week. One year of reporting or writing, required; volunteer experience doing publicity or post-secondary education in journalism may be substituted for experience. Apply in person at 411 N. Mill St., Tehachapi. All applicants are subject to a pre-employment drug screen and background investigation. Must have California Driver’s License with acceptable DMV record, independent transportation and insurance. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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765 Tucker Road

27750 Stallion Springs Dr.

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OWNER MAY CARRY on this gorgeous

MAKE IT YOURS! 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,568

3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,938sq. ft. custom home on golf course at the 5th fairway near green, with mountain views. Lots of natural light through generous windows! Also on sewer and natural gas! $259,900 #9964993

3BR/2BA Log Cabin home located on 1.72 acres. Featuring a stone stack fireplace in the LR, jetted tub in master BR & wonderful loft. Relax and enjoy the beautiful pines and scenery from the deck! $219,900 #9965217

sq.ft., tile roof, tile floors & newer kitchen cabinets. Upstairs loft is finished without a closet and is rough plumbed for a bath. Needs some TLC. Lot next door also available! Call for details. $155,000 #9965377


GREAT GH LOCATION! You’ll love this home on a large, all level lot, apprx. 1,743 sq.ft, many upgrades, and a bonus room! 3 bedroom 2 bath, newer carpet, flooring, paint, kitchen, and RV Parking. Lovely trees, too! $139,900

U CED RE D PERFECT SETTING! Beautifully renovated 3BR/2.5BA home on the 6th Fairway of Oak Tree Golf Course and across from 4-Island Lake. Living Room with fireplace, Formal Dining Room. natural gas & sewer. Awesome views from this gorgeous valley floor setting. Reduced to: $285,000 #9965552




SWEET MOUNTAIN CHARM! 2BR/1BA, apprx. 1,040 sq.ft., Creatively remodeled with new laminate flooring throughout; new drywall, fresh paint, new granite counters in kitchen & bathroom; new cabinets, dishwasher & stove in kitchen., sep. laundry rm w/large storage, & newer roof. What a gem! $125,000 #9966117

2BA, apprx 1,366 sq.ft. home overlooking the Bear Valley Springs golf course. Open living area with fireplace and vaulted ceilings. Spacious bedrooms. On natural gas and sewer. Come see! $159,500 #9966024


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2.25 usable acres with a two car garage. This home offers 3BR/2.75BA, apprx. 2,291 sq.ft., with generous room sizes. Located back from the street in a wonderful valley floor location. $115,900




U CED RE D COUNTRY OAKS LOCATION! on 2.81 acres with beautiful oak trees. 3BR/3BA, apprx. 2,623 sq.ft wonderfully remodeled home, LG country kitchen, custom cabinetry & granite countertops. Enjoy the cherries, nectarines, pears & peaches from the fruit trees. Horses okay! $488,400 #9965328

U CED RE D HOME+APT +ORCHARD! On 3.13 acres! Main house is 3BR/1.76BA, apprx. 1,596 sq.ft.+ separate Gues. Apartment! Apprx. 240 fruit (mostly apple) trees, walk-in cooler, approx. 30,000+ sq ft of garden/growing area with its own Hwy sales stand along Valley/ Highway 202! $279,500 #9965203





ONE OF A KIND... to this unique home,

apprx. 2,186 sq.ft, several large decks, park-like setting & BEAUTIFUL views! Wood walls & ceilings; granite counters on bar, kitchen & baths; 2 Skylights, large master with office/sitting area & separate shower/tub; each room has its own thermostat. $271,000 #9965594


CUTE HOME ON CUL-DE-SAC! 3BR/ 1.75BA, Fireplace with insert, kitchen open to dining area. Wonderfully, freshly painted interior. Back yard is two tiered, perfect for a large garden and 2 outside sheds! Enjoy! $115,000 #9965643 CALL US


U CED RE D VERY NICE 2BR/1BA home, apprx 1,116 sq.ft on a corner lot in Tehachapi City. Recently remodeled with newer sinks, faucets, wall heater, flooring, water heater, range. Bonus room could be used as a family room or bedroom since it has a closet. Very clean. Come see! $97,000 #9965702


Awesome views from this 3BR/2.5BA, apprx. 2,376 sq.ft. home on a very nice .48 acre lot w/27 oak trees plus. 2 fireplaces, 2story wood deck, formal dining, game/ activity room, & RV parking w/full hookups & fully fenced yard. $319,000 #9965809

single story 4BR/2BA, apprx. 1,975 sq.ft. home with charming front yard landscaping, large open white kitchen, two separate living spaces, tub and shower in master bath. Backyard is an open palette waiting for your inspiration! $230,000 #9966146


PARK-LIKE SETTING! Custom two-story home,

3BR/2.5BA, apprx. 2,510 sq.ft. in West Golden Hills. Many windows to enjoy the gorgeous views. Vaulted wood ceilings, tile floors & Central Vac. Gourmet, open kitchen w/island. Wood burning stove in family rm. Awardwinning landscaping with orchard, small vineyard & wandering paths. #9966105 $329,000


BEAUTIFUL VIEWS & OAKS! 3BR/2BA, apprx 1012 CANYON DR. W Beautifully maintained



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SHOWS LIKE A MODEL HOME! Newer 3BR/ 2.5BA plus office plus loft! Apprx. 2,492 sq.ft. home with many upgrades included! Formal living/dining & family rm, spacious kitchen, & informal dining area. Upgraded kitchen w/ granite counters, island counter, double ovens, pantry & tile floor. Great backyard w/ deck w/covered patio! $279,900 #9966137


NICE VIEWS! Here’s a sweet buy for this home on two combined lots 3BR/2BA, apprx 1,781 sq.ft., on sewer. in Golden Hills East. Large master bedroom with laundry off master bathroom, split wing floor plan, wood floors, large open living space.



NEEDS TLC . Large Two story house on


2,135 sq.ft., built in 2006 sits on 1.94 acres with spacious great room w/ vaulted ceilings, skylights, surround sound & fireplace. Kitchen opens to great room and has granite counters, center island, skylight and pantry. Exterior composite deck, RV parking & circle driveway. $419,000 #9966111


MOVE-IN READY! and move-in ready!

3BR.2BA, apprx. 1,552 sq.ft. home with featuring granite counters in kitchen, open living area with brick fireplace & vaulted ceilings. Tile flooring, jet tub, double sink in bathroom. All this is situated on a 1.17 acre lot with majestic Oak trees and beautiful views. $225,000 #9966059




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GREAT LOCATION! Affordable horse property located close to town & lots of room to roam! Needs TLC. 3BR/1.75BA home, approx 1,559 sq.ft and sits proudly on 1.6 flat usable acres. Double-sided fireplace from dining room to the LG living room. Lots of inside storage. Also on Natural Gas! $170,000 #9966046

PURE SERENITY! Relax and thoroughly enjoy this wonderful 3BR/1.75BA, apprx 1,700 sq.ft. home. Two-story view home framed by a white picket fence with trellis and surrounded by 5 acres of oaks at the end of a cul-de-sac in picturesque Hart Flat. $212,000 #9966034



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BEST RENTALS HOMES 825 Aspen: CONVENIENT TEHACHAPI CITY LOCATION 3BR/2BA, recently remodeled, updated home. Near Valley Blvd, stores and downtown district. Don’t miss this one! Reduced to: $800 a month + $800 sec. deposit 29841 Pinedale: GREAT BEAR VALLEY LOCATION! This 3BR/2BA was recently upgraded with new paint and carpet.Large open family room and generously-sized kitchen make this a must see home. $1200 a month + $1200 Sec. deposit

SWEET AS CAN BE Don’t miss this wonderful 3BR/2BA, apprx 1,438 sq.ft home with stunning mountain views, open tiled country kitchen with loads of cabinets and a breakfast bar. Cozy fireplace in living room. RV access and huge backyard. Conveniently located to recreation and restaurants. $159,900 #9966098




765 Las Colinas: PERFECT LOCATION! This home is move-in ready. Conveniently close to shopping & restaurants, this 3 Bedroom 2 bath home offers wood flooring and tile throughout. Recently repainted and has many updated features. No Pets. $1100 a month + $1100 Sec. deposit

GO GREEN! in this beautiful home on 1.83 acres! Imagine–No electric bill, no water bill! This home is spacious and open, 3BR/ 2BA, split-wing w/huge country kitchen, sunny dining area, FP in living rm. $139,900 #9965253

COUNTRY LIVING! Beautiful 4BR/2BA +office,

apprx. 2,640 square foot home sitting atop the hill with incredible views, tons of elbow room, island kitchen & high ceilings throughout. On private water company, NO HOA, bring the horses and enjoy the quiet! $95,000 #9965665

1264 Alder Ave. SWEET TRADITIONAL one-story home, 4BR/2BA, apprx. 1,155 sq.ft spacious floor plan and nicely landscaped back yard. No pets. Great Tehachapi City location near schools and restaurants. $1,075 a month + $1,075 sec. deposit A PA R T M E N T S 21410 Golden Hills Blvd. Nice size apartment on Golden Hills Blvd. 2+1 with indoor laundry. Open & bright kitchen. Nice size back yard. $600 a month + $600 Sec. deposit. 21600 Loop St. Very nice, newer 3BR/2BA, second story apartment in Golden Hills. Large open kitchen, washer/dryer hook-ups inside unit. $725 a month + $725 sec. deposit

SOLD IN 30 DAYS Great home on Stallion

Spring’s golf course. 4BR/3BA apprx. 3,009 sq. ft. on .51 acres. Sep. living rm & family rm. Formal dining rm & Lg. kitchen. Golf course views from the balcony off the master BR & two covered patios. $315,000 #9965995 CALL US TO SEE OTHER WONDERFUL STALLION SPRINGS PROPERTIES!

AMAZING HOME! Updated inside and out! 3BR/2BA, apprx. 1,518 sq.ft. home. Corian counters in the kitchen, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, maple self closing cabinets & tile floors. Great room with wood burning stove, plantation shutters throughout and doors leading to a covered patio. RV hookups and storage unit! $179,900 #9966129


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